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should i take her to the ER? ♥cuppycake♥ 4 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 446 posts
2nd Jan '13

my daughter stepped on a pretty big piece of glass yesterday,my other daughter busted my MIL candy jar and i guess i missed a piece.it was bleeding pretty bad but i got the bleeding to stop and i wrapped her toe with gauze and she seemed fine.the cut is about the length of her toe(second toe) and it didn't look that deep.this morning however she bled through two dressings and it look a lot worse than yesterday..i think she needs stiches but Dh said we could just use the liquid bandaid.he is the type of person who won't go to the doctor for anything.the bleeding has stopped again and my MIL said if the bleeding has stopped then i don't have to go in.should i just go with my gut and take her ?

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
2nd Jan '13

If it's still bleeding a day later, then yes.

Elle&Cole 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 23736 posts
2nd Jan '13

I would atleast bring her to the pedi, those cuts get infected really easily

Mutha. TTC since Jan 1995; 3830 posts
2nd Jan '13

I think they won't do stitches after a certain amount of time, but if you're worried you could make an appointment with her doctor so it could be looked at.

Gir! 2 kids; Ohio 7504 posts
2nd Jan '13

I would just make sure it doesn't need stitches. It could get infected as well. If you don't take her in be sure to flush it out (do NOT use thick creams) and let it breath as often as possible

Doodles mommy Due July 31; 2 kids; Starke, Florida 1662 posts
2nd Jan '13

I would. If it was bleeding that bad especially.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22950 posts
status 2nd Jan '13

I would take her to the pediatrician. After a certain amount of hours (I think 16 or 24) they won't stitch something

Tea Bag McGee Due November 21 (girl); 2 kids; tardis, OS, United States 6892 posts
2nd Jan '13

i would take her in. that doesnt sound like something you can do yourself.

Addi&Aria'smama Due January 23 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Florissant, Missouri 5722 posts
2nd Jan '13

I would take her to the pedi not the ER. It isn't emergent since it has been 24 hours. They won't stitch it anyway because it has been too long and would be far more traumatic to cut open again to stitch it. It is probably continuing to bleed because she is using her foot. If you wrapped it real tight and kept the foot elevated then it would probably stop. She is a kid though and probably wouldn't lay down that long with her foot elevated.

♥cuppycake♥ 4 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 446 posts
2nd Jan '13

i already called her doctor and they said they were booked for the day.the cut is very deep and opened,it's not a straight cut either.

Gir! 2 kids; Ohio 7504 posts
2nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥cuppycake♥:</b>" i already called her doctor and they said they were booked for the day.the cut is very deep and opened,it's not a straight cut either."</blockquote>




Do you have an urgent care center?

Tea Bag McGee Due November 21 (girl); 2 kids; tardis, OS, United States 6892 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting ♥cuppycake♥:" i already called her doctor and they said they were booked for the day.the cut is very deep and opened,it's not a straight cut either."


i would take her in then.

♥cuppycake♥ 4 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 446 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Tea Bag McGee:" i would take her in then. "


i think i will she bled through another bandage :(

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22950 posts
status 2nd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥cuppycake♥:</b>" i already called her doctor and they said they were booked for the day.the cut is very deep and opened,it's not a straight cut either."</blockquote>




Take her in. But I highly doubt they will stitch it since its over 24 hours. She probably needs antibiotics as well

Ace of Bace 1 child; New Bern, North Carolina 1657 posts
2nd Jan '13

They won't stich after 6 hours. I would just clean it with porixide and keep it coved and clean... I'm with him on the liquid bandage